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Boy, 7, Critically Hurt In Columbia Heights Crash; Troopers Trying To Determine Driver Of Other Car

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) -- A 7-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a crash Wednesday evening in Columbia Heights.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Central and 45th avenues in the first-ring suburb north of Minneapolis.

The injured child was a passenger in a Hyundai SUV that was turning left onto Central Avenue when it was struck by a Honda SUV. While three people were in the Honda, investigators are still working to figure out who was driving at the time of the crash.

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The injured child was taken to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. Troopers say he wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the Hyundai, a 37-year-old man, was also hurt and hospitalized. He is expected to survive.

According to troopers, it's unknown whether a 17-year-old boy or a 46-year-old woman was driving the Honda. The boy was hospitalized and is expected to survive, as is the third person in the car, a 12-year-old boy. The woman in the Honda was the only person not hospitalized after the crash.

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